[CentOS] Bonding modes

Paras pradhan pradhanparas at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:26:22 UTC 2010

Thanks nate.

Right now I am not concerned with the load balancing. I have few cluster
nodes and if I run mode1 , then  the failover time may lead to cluster
timeout. I have not tested it yet but I will do it. So if the failover time
from active to backup is very small and in miliseconds my cluster can afford
that and I will stick with mode 0. Is there a way to change this
time/durartion ?

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:

> Paras pradhan wrote:
> > Nate,
> >
> > Thanks for you input. 802.3ad seems better but I am not in a position to
> > terminate both links in the same switch or same stack. What about mode 6?
> I have a NFS cluster running mode 6 with two systems, it works ok,
> been running for a bit over a year now. Each system has 4 NICs, and
> 4 IPs(load balancing done mostly via round robin DNS).
> The systems run CentOS 4.x, they are basically appliances everything
> comes pre-configured by the vendor.
> So I can say it can work, and does work when properly configured,
> though I would not use it myself. The vendor has since moved away
> from this and is going with 802.3ad for better standards compliance.
> nate
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